There's a telemarketing tug-of-war going on between the U.S. courts and Congress: a battle over privacy rights, telemarketing jobs, and the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech.
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Caroline Mayer is a staff writer for the Washington Post
Robert Bulmash, president and founder of Private Citizen, a consumer advocacy group that lobbies to protect individuals' privacy from direct marketing
Martin Redish, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern University
Anita Ramasastry, Associate Director of the Center for Law, Commerce & Technology at the University of Washington
This program aired on September 26, 2003.